Ryan Vargas returns to run full-time with JD Motorsports in 2021

By Matt Courson, Staff Writer Ryan Vargas will once again pilot the No. 6 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in 2021, but this time it will be on a full-time basis. Vargas has been competing on a part-time basis with the team over the last two years, recording 12 starts. The NASCAR Next […]

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‘Boogity, Boogity, Amen’: Joe Nelms Remembers Famous Nashville Prayer

For a preacher, Joe Nelms found himself in a real pickle.  Nelms was the pastor tasked to deliver the pre-race invocation prior to the Xfinity Series 2011 Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway, something he was familiar with as he had done it three previous times. This time, however, would have a far more […]

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Alex Bowman fails to advance to Championship 4

By Matt Courson, Staff Writer MARTINSVILLE, V.A. — Alex Bowman was eliminated from NASCAR Cup Series competition Sunday evening at Martinsville Speedway. Also eliminated in the Round of 8 was Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Kurt Busch. Bowman entered the race at Martinsville 25 points below the cutline in essentially a must win situation. […]

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Kyle Busch salvages winning streak with victory in marathon NASCAR Cup race at Texas

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH — After winning the three-time-weather-delayed Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Kyle Busch climbed from his car and pointed to the image of a zombie on his helmet. “This is what we’ve all looked like around here for the last three days,” Busch […]

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Comments From the Eliminated Playoff Drivers After Bristol

By Matt Courson, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. — Four drivers were eliminated from Playoff competition following Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Matt DiBenedetto, Ryan Blaney, Cole Custer, and William Byron’s title hopes went up in smoke. Matt DiBenedetto entered Saturday night’s race 25 points below the cutline and was essentially […]

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Emotion fuels Chastain to high performance level

By Matt Courson, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. — An emotional Ross Chastain climbed from his race car after finishing second for the fifth time in 2020. Through 26 races, Chastain has earned 23 top-10s and has finished inside the top-five 13 times. “It’s tough,” Chastain told NBC Sports. “[I’m] fighting for everything. I want this […]

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